Exclusive First Look at Bella Hadid’s Victoria’s Secret Show Look: ‘I Can’t Believe I Have Wings’
The 20-year-old model gives PEOPLE a peek at her incredibly cool (and sparkly!) look
Just last week, the creative team behind the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show confirmed they had booked Bella Hadid to walk in this year’s extravaganza in Paris — and now PEOPLE has exclusive new details on the model’s big VS debut.
We caught up with Hadid, 20, at her fitting for the show at Victoria’s Secret New York headquarters, where we confirmed there will be 51 models in the show, 82 looks and 43 sets of wings. Hadid will wear two of the 82 looks, including the one seen here.
“This is the most amazing experience ever,” Hadid tells PEOPLE. “I can’t believe I got two looks. I’m, like, dying. It’s unreal. And they’re so beautiful.”
One look, seen here, features the lingerie brand’s new Dark Angel collection, including a navy lace and silver floral bra and panty set. It’s topped off with a custom long-sleeve top covered in over 6,000 crystals, as well as accessories by the show’s go-to designers — Eddie Borgo for jewels and Brian Atwood for shoes.
“I look like a disco ball,” she says of the design. “It’s so beautiful and shiny.”
Plus, of course, it includes one of the 43 sets of wings, which were designed by Marion “Killer” Hose. The look will be part of the Bright Night Angel section of the show.
“I can’t believe I have wings,” says Hadid. “It’s surreal! It’s crazy.” The wings are made of feathers and are detachable from the top. “The feathers were actually lighter than my actual outfit cause the whole outfit is all sequins,” she says. “They’re actually really comfortable which is nice.”
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Her second look — which there will be no images of until the show — will be from the brand’s designer collection and will debut during the Secret Angel section of the runway show. But she loves it equally, she says, noting that it consists of a bra, a gray corset, cool sleeves and a long train.
“I love the look so much cause I love corsets and I love tiny waists and they really cinched it in there,” she says. “And I love that it has the long train because I think it’s really dramatic and beautiful. I’m really hoping I don’t step on it.”
Beyond the looks themselves, Hadid says she’s excited for the entire experience, and being a rookie in the midst of Angels. “If you first come into something you’re always a rookie,” she says. “And I think that eventually I will, you know, make my way up the ladder. I don’t know.”
She’s already been discussing the gig with her model pals. “Lily Aldridge is so sweet because we’ve been talking about this since I met her,” says Hadid. “So she gives me a lot of insight about it.”
And she’s planning to chat about it with her big sister, 21-year-old Gigi Hadid, who walked last year. “We haven’t really talked about it,” says the model. “We like to keep work very separate but I am sure when the time comes and it gets closer to the date, we’re gonna sit down and have a whole conversation about it. I just have to go and be the best me I can be.”
Eventually, she’d love to be an Angel. “I think that would be a huge accomplishment,” she says. “Those girls work so hard. They have so many days of hard work for VS so it would be fun. And VS is such an amazing family, it would be really cool to be able to work for them all the time.”
Boyfriend The Weeknd (and his new haircut) is also confirmed to perform at the show for the second year in a row, which the brand announced earlier this week. Is Hadid pumped to join him on the runway? “I’m really excited for the performers,” she says.
The Victoria’s Secret fashion show will air on December 5 on CBS.